Scott Galbraith

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Scott Galbraith
No. 81, 89, 47
Position:Tight End
Personal information
Born: (1967-01-07) January 7, 1967 (age 52)
Sacramento, California
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school:North Highlands (CA)
NFL Draft:1990 / Round: 7 / Pick: 178
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:118
Receiving yards:670
Receiving TDs:6
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Alan Scott Galbraith (born January 7, 1967) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and Green Bay Packers. As a member of the Cowboys, he was part of the Super Bowl XXVIII championship team over the Buffalo Bills. He played college football at the University of Southern California.

Early years[edit]

Galbraith played tight end for Highlands High School in North Highlands, California. As a senior, he posted 34 receptions and 6 touchdowns at tight end, while leading the team in tackles playing on the defensive line. He received All-Northern California honors.

In basketball, he averaged 16 points per game and received league MVP honors as a senior.

College career[edit]

Galbraith accepted a football scholarship from the University of Southern California. As a freshman, he was the third-string tight end behind Erik McKee and Paul Green. The next year, with the graduation of tight end, he was a backup behind Green.

As a junior, he became a starter after replacing an injured Green, registering 21 receptions for 311 yards and 2 touchdowns. In his last year, he earned his second consecutive All-Pac-10 honors and was a part of the 1990 Rose Bowl winning team. He finished his college career with 51 receptions for 571 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Professional career[edit]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Galbraith was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round (178th overall) of the 1990 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he was third on the team with 10 special teams tackles. The next, year, he became a regular starter (13 starts) in two tight end formations.

In 1992, he missed the first 2 games in a contract holdout and was relegated to a backup role after the team signed free agent Mark Bavaro. He was waived on August 31, 1993, after Brian Kinchen and Clarence Williams passed him on the depth chart.[1]

Dallas Cowboys (first stint)[edit]

On November 11, 1993, he was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys to replace injured tight ends Jim Price and Alfredo Roberts.[2] He was used as a blocking tight end, helping Emmitt Smith win a third consecutive rushing title with 283 carries for 1,486 yards. He also played on special teams. He was a part of the Super Bowl XXVIII championship team.

During his time with the team, he was mainly used as a backup to Jay Novacek and as a blocker.

Washington Redskins[edit]

On May 16, 1995, he signed as a free agent with the Washington Redskins.[3] He started all 16 games and was used mainly as blocking tight end, helping Terry Allen rush for 1,309 yards and 10 touchdowns. Galbraith registered 10 receptions for 80 yards and 2 touchdowns.

In 1996, he started only 6 games, after being passed on the depth chart by Jamie Asher and James Jenkins. He was released on June 4, 1997.[4]

Dallas Cowboys (second stint)[edit]

On July 18, 1997, he was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys to provide depth as the third-string tight end, after the retirement of Jay Novacek and the release of Kendell Watkins.[5] He wasn't re-signed after the season.

Green Bay Packers[edit]

On December 23, 1998, he was signed by the Green Bay Packers to provide depth at tight end after Mark Chmura suffered a pulled right calf muscle.[6] He wasn't re-signed after the season.

Personal life[edit]

Galbraith is currently the Chaplain of the Sacramento Kings. He is also the General Manager of the Cafe Barista Coffee House.


  1. ^ "Kinchen at tight end". Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Galbraith: Coach's direction rubs Browns the wrong way". Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "Redskins add depth at tight end with Galbraith". Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "Haley, Novacek expected to retire". Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "Injuries Still Plague Packers". Retrieved January 7, 2018.